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Surprise

Surprise ID S6E7

Surprise in Newbie Dash

Comic issue M8 Surprise

Surprise as a filly in My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #8

Kind Pegasus
Sex Female
Occupation Member of the Wonderbolts
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Eyes Moderate raspberry (S6E7)
Grayish cerulean (some merchandise)
Mane Vivid yellow
Coat White
Nicknames Slowpoke, Su (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony)
Voice Claire Corlett (English)
Surprise is a female Pegasus pony and a member of the aerial acrobatics group, the Wonderbolts. She first appears in The Ticket Master, and she has a brief speaking role in Newbie Dash. She is not named in the show, credited only as "Wonderbolt 1" in Newbie Dash, but she is named in merchandise.

Development and design

Lauren Faust Surprise

Lauren Faust's concept art of Surprise.

Surprise has the same coat and mane colors as Lauren Faust's concept art of Pinkie Pie, based on a G1 Pegasus mare also named Surprise; as the Pegasus mare Breezie from the fifth wave of mystery pack toys and collector cards; and as the Heather Nuhfer Pegasus mare from the IDW comics' Friendship is Magic Issue #8. Surprise usually has the same mane and tail style as Blaze and "Nightingale", but when shown without her uniform on, instead has Pinkie's mane and tail style as in Faust's concept art. Surprise, along with Soarin and as well as "Dainty Dove", Lady Justice, and Tall Order, was to appear in Friendship is Magic, part 1.[1]

Depiction in the series

The Wonderbolts in shock S01E03

Surprise slack-jawed in The Ticket Master.

Surprise first appears in Rainbow Dash's imagination in The Ticket Master alongside Soarin and Blaze. Rainbow imagines herself impressing the Wonderbolts so much that they let her join them. She later appears in The Best Night Ever, once again in Rainbow Dash's fantasy of flying with the Wonderbolts as well as in the Wonderbolts' V.I.P. section at the Grand Galloping Gala.

Surprise, with her mane a darker shade of yellow, appears as one of the Pegasi fighting against a monstrous Spike in Secret of My Excess, alongside Blaze and High Winds. Spike traps her and her fellow Wonderbolts inside a water tower. Near the end of the episode, when they're finally freed, Surprise trembles with fear before striking a heroic pose and flying off with Blaze and High Winds.

Surprise later appears with her usual mane color in Rainbow Falls, watching the Cloudsdale cheerleaders.

Surprise makes a background appearance in Rarity Investigates! In Newbie Dash, Surprise's eyes are revealed to be raspberry, and she has a speaking role in which she reveals her Wonderbolts nickname as "Slowpoke".

Other depictions

IDW comics

Surprise appears with her uniform on in Micro-Series Issue #10, on pages 18–19, and without her uniform on in Friends Forever Issue #9, on pages 2-3.[2] In a flashback on Micro-Series Issue #8 pages 13–14, Surprise appears as a filly.

Magazines

Surprise appears in a Panini My Little Pony magazine story that is titled Les surprises de l'amitié in the French magazine and Das Überraschungsfest in the German magazine.

Surprise appears with blue eyes in the Signature My Little Pony magazine issue 39 comic story Special gift from Scootaloo.

Software

The Ticket Master alternate image from Teacher for a Day
Surprise appears in Twilight Sparkle: Teacher for a Day. Early previews of Gameloft's mobile game included Surprise, misidentified as Soarin[3] and Fleetfoot.[4]

Merchandise

MinatureCollectionWonderbolt

"Wonder Bolts pony" miniature.

A miniature collectible of Surprise, called simply "Wonder Bolts pony", is included in the Miniature Collection's Cloudsdale Set with Rainbow Dash and Gilda the Griffon.[5]

Surprise appears on multiple posters, including a 21-character poster and the fan-designed WeLoveFine art print "Everypony".[6]

A list of Wonderbolts on page 34 of Little, Brown's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic official guidebook My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony includes the name "Surprise" without specifying Surprise's identity.[7][8]

Surprise is identified on her Enterplay collectible card game card α #50 R, which gives her the description "One of the more elusive members of the Wonderbolts, Surprise has never been seen in public without her uniform on. Her teammates all say she is an absolute blast to hang out with."[note 1] In the game's Crystal Games expansion set, card #45 R gives Surprise the description "Surprise works well with the rest of the Wonderbolts during performances, but the rest of the time there's no telling WHAT this mare is going to do next!"

Promotional material

Surprise appears in various promotional images used online,[9] including by Hasbro[10] and by the Hub Network.[11][12][13]

Quotes

"Huh, could've fooled me."
Newbie Dash
"'Slowpoke'."
— Newbie Dash

Gallery

Wonderbolts Arrive S02E10

Surprise image gallery

See also

Notes

  1. This preceded Friends Forever Issue 9.

References

  1. AssetsLicensor.zip. Archived.
  2. Heather Breckel (2014-08-28). Heather Breckel on Twitter: "@TonyFleecs @mlp_Parsons @PrivateStampede @christinarice Surprise!". Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 December 8.
  3. Hands On With Gameloft's New Pony Game (2012-10-14). Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  4. My Little Pony for iPad Preview - 148Apps (2012-10-24). Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  5. MY LITTLE PONY CLOUDSDALE Set. Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  6. Everypony. Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  7. "The Elements of Harmony" book (2013-05-28). Retrieved on 2013 May 28.
  8. クラウドチェイサー改名?. フレンドシップ研究所 (2013-05-28). Retrieved on 2013 May 28.
  9. Timeline Photos (2014-03-06). Retrieved on 2014 March 26.
  10. Timeline Photos (2013-11-08). Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  11. SHARE if you can spot one of your Hub faves in this photo! (2013-03-19). Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  12. Retweet if you can spot one of your Hub faves in this photo! (2013-03-19). Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  13. Cover Photos (2013-05-23). Retrieved on 2014 March 3.

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